WarGames (War Games) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

WarGames (War Games) Reviews

Page 1 of 3
January 26, 2006
The first half has a sardonic edge to it, but the more seriously the movie takes itself the sillier it gets.
July 30, 2013
It's far too simplistic for comfort -- and downright dangerous if it makes anyone think today's self-destructive forces will bow jovially out of sight as soon as we grown-ups loosen up a little.
August 30, 2004
Like a video game once played, tends to disappear from one's memory bank as soon as it's finished.
July 31, 2015
The chase sequences with government agents are tame but the film builds to a tense (and witty) conclusion at the Cheyenne Mountain nuclear bunker in Colorado Springs.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 2, 2011
Suspenseful Cold War tale with teen gamer in control.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 23, 2004
As a premise for a thriller, this is a masterstroke.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 30, 2009
To me, the most enjoyable aspect of WarGames is when David is at work on his computer system. There's something wonderfully nostalgic about watching a guy play with such antiquated machinery and recognize that it was [once] considered state-of-the-art.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 17, 2010
Although today it feels rather dated, especially with its technology, it is one of the better examples of the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 30, 2013
This inventive nail-biter is very much a product of its time -- blending the arms-race unease of the early 1980s with the beginning of the home-computer revolution -- but it still manages to both grip and entertain.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 3, 2010
In this sage satire, warfare is boiled down to the inanities of tic-tac-toe
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
June 5, 2013
Memory makes the heart grow fonder, even when you're blowing up the world.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 1, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
July 19, 2007
The film hasn't nearly the despair of Dr. Strangelove, but it retains the same underlining moral questions in its portrayal of these unimaginable dilemmas.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 26, 2009
John Badham solders the pieces into a terrifically exciting story charged by an irresistible idea: an extra-smart kid can get the world into a whole lot of trouble that it also takes the same extra-smart kid to rescue it from.
July 30, 2013
What keeps it remarkably fresh is an unpatronising approach to what is ostensibly a kids' thriller, and a set of ideas (remember when Hollywood used them?) that rightly consign all the cradle modems and dot-matrix printers to the margins.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 25, 2003
The movie's effect on Hollywood and the American consciousness can still be seen today.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
September 10, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
October 11, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
March 12, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Page 1 of 3